Definition of Test

1. Noun. Trying something to find out about it. "A trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"

Exact synonyms: Trial, Trial Run, Tryout
Generic synonyms: Experiment, Experimentation
Specialized synonyms: Field Test, Field Trial, Alpha Test, Beta Test, Road Test, Trial Balloon
Derivative terms: Try, Try Out, Try Out

2. Verb. Put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to. "Test this recipe"
Exact synonyms: Essay, Examine, Prove, Try, Try Out
Generic synonyms: Evaluate, Judge, Pass Judgment
Specialized synonyms: Control, Verify, Float, Field-test
Derivative terms: Examination, Examination, Examination, Examiner, Testing, Trial, Trier, Tryout

3. Noun. Any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc. "The test was standardized on a large sample of students"

4. Verb. Test or examine for the presence of disease or infection. "Screen the blood for the HIV virus"
Exact synonyms: Screen
Generic synonyms: Check

5. Noun. A set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge. "When the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"

6. Verb. Examine someone's knowledge of something. "We got quizzed on French irregular verbs"
Exact synonyms: Quiz
Generic synonyms: Examine
Derivative terms: Quiz, Quizzer, Testee, Tester, Testing

7. Noun. The act of undergoing testing. "Candidates must compete in a trial of skill"
Exact synonyms: Trial
Generic synonyms: Attempt, Effort, Endeavor, Endeavour, Try
Derivative terms: Try

8. Verb. Show a certain characteristic when tested. "He tested positive for HIV"
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Testing

9. Noun. The act of testing something. "He called each flip of the coin a new trial"

10. Verb. Achieve a certain score or rating on a test. "She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools"
Generic synonyms: Score

11. Noun. A hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins.
Generic synonyms: Cover, Covering, Natural Covering

12. Verb. Determine the presence or properties of (a substance).
Generic synonyms: Ascertain, Check, Determine, Find Out, Learn, See, Watch
Derivative terms: Testing

13. Verb. Undergo a test. "She doesn't test well"
Generic synonyms: Submit, Take
Related verbs: Quiz
Derivative terms: Testee

Definition of Test

1. n. A cupel or cupelling hearth in which precious metals are melted for trial and refinement.

2. v. t. To refine, as gold or silver, in a test, or cupel; to subject to cupellation.

3. n. A witness.

4. v. i. To make a testament, or will.

5. n. The external hard or firm covering of many invertebrate animals.

Definition of Test

1. Noun. (cricket) (sometimes test) a Test match ¹

2. Noun. A challenge. ¹

3. Noun. (context: academia) An examination, given often during the academic term. ¹

4. Noun. A session in which a product or piece of equipment is examined under everyday or extreme conditions to evaluate its durability, etc. ¹

5. Noun. (cricket normally “Test”) A Test match. ¹

6. Noun. (marine biology) The external calciferous shell, or endoskeleton, of an echinoderm, e.g. sand dollars and sea urchins.Two sea urchin tests ¹

7. Verb. To challenge. ¹

8. Verb. (context: Academics) To administer or assign an examination that is given often during the academic term. ¹

9. Verb. To place a product or piece of equipment under everyday and/or extreme conditions and examine it for its durability, etc. ¹

10. Verb. (context: copulative) To be shown to be by test. ¹

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Definition of Test

1. to subject to an examination [v -ED, -ING, -S] : TESTABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Test

1. 1. A significant chemical reaction. 2. A reagent. For specific test. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Test

test (current term)
test-retest method
test-retest reliability
test-tube baby
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test ban
test bed
test bench
test card
test cards
test case

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